Smokehead

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 43%

4.5 (82 Reviews)

Smokehead

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Smokehead is a popular single Islay malt from Ian Macleod distillers. Debate has raged over the identity of the distillery which supplies the whisky for Smokehead. We know, but we're not telling.

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Reviews

  • 1

    Anonymous,

    Had this while drinking with a friend at the lounge. Tasted like someone poured a bottle of liquid smoke into a bottle of cheap peated scotch. Very strong chemical overtones with undertones of what used to be peated scotch. Residual flavors left on the pallete are not pleasant and overbearing with no development of the complex flavors. Odor from the cup was like freshly opened plastic or a freshly cleaned hospital room. Maybe it's just because I also smoke meat, but this tasted like someone had run cheap scotch through my smoker cold and then added Essence of House Cleaner. Not a pleasant experience.

  • 3

    Jeff,

    This is an average whiskey but not great. There are much better options for Islay single malt. Obviously has a strong peat smoke taste but the underlying sweetness and complexity to the flavour just seemed confused and lacking to me. Not a bad change from a standard Laphroaig, but one bottle is enough.

  • 5

    Drinking Tom,

    Excellent drink

  • 2

    Shaun,

    Single malt Scotch On first impression I got the nose of "burnt plastic" as well as taste, a sort chemical after taste that lingers as well as burnt bark. On the tongue it's silky smooth and easy to swallow, when held in the mouth the smoke/peat comes across as almost unnatural and very raw. When left in the glass for several minutes and a few sips in it wants to grow on you but that chemical nose and aftertaste still shines through and gives you the impression something is just not right. After 20 minutes in and still writing this I feel that this Scotch needs to breathe and warm to the hands before consuming; definitely a wood fireside drink that needs plenty of time to breathe and warm a little before consuming. I rated this two stars, one for being a single malt and two for the mouth feel, but I just cant get past that chemical nose and after taste that's almost akin to burning that white styrofoam electronics packaging, sorry...... I will admit the drink does get better the longer it breathes, so I'd possibly throw in another star and a half.

  • 5

    Anonymous,

    saw it bought it tasted it thought that was oustanding so bought another so peaty and earthy one of the best

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